Newfields Rail Trail

Newfields, New Hampshire

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A long and easy ride across southern New Hampshire on a converted railroad bed. The Newfields Rail-Trail is typical rail-trail fare: easy, level riding past towns and through forests. At 26.0 miles one-way, it is a long ride, but the good riding surface means it can be completed in only three or four hours if you spot a car at each end. At times the scenery is less than appealing—you cross many roads and pass through developed areas—but you are rewarded with long stretches passing through oak-hickory forests and along lakes and beaver ponds. These wilder settings provide opportunities to spot wildlife such as great blue herons, white-tailed deer, and wild turkeys. You will also experience the less-wild excitement of riding under some of the busier roads and through metal culverts.
Discover Southern New Hampshire

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Discover Southern New Hampshire

by Jerry & Marcy Monkman (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

A long and easy ride across southern New Hampshire on a converted railroad bed. The Newfields Rail-Trail is typical rail-trail fare: easy, level riding past towns and through forests. At 26.0 miles one-way, it is a long ride, but the good riding surface means it can be completed in only three or four hours if you spot a car at each end.

At times the scenery is less than appealing—you cross many roads and pass through developed areas—but you are rewarded with long stretches passing through oak-hickory forests and along lakes and beaver ponds. These wilder settings provide opportunities to spot wildlife such as great blue herons, white-tailed deer, and wild turkeys. You will also experience the less-wild excitement of riding under some of the busier roads and through metal culverts.

©  Jerry & Marcy Monkman/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Newfields
Distance: 26
Elevation Gain: 550 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Best June through fall
Local Maps: USGS Newmarket, Epping, Mount Pawtuckaway, Candia, Manchester North
Driving Directions: Directions to Newfields Rail Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/4/2014
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Nice trail surface, easy riding with long wooded sections,ponds. You can ride over to Manchester and back. Easy access to variety of single track trail rides nearer to Manchester.


10/4/2007
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Averaged only 7 miles per hour from Newmarket to Candia in 3 hours with stops. Terrain was soft & uphill for ~ 6 miles between Raymond & Candia. Very nice bridges & water bodies. As with other rail trails you always have to pedal. Hope to make it to Lake Massabesic next time.


8/27/2005
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Very easy trail with some nice views of lakes and ponds.



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